March 11TH and 12TH, Hyatt Regency, Santa Rosa
The United States has seen an increase in rapidly expanding & devasting wildfires over the last decade. In these extreme circumstances, local, state, and federal resources need to be able to work together. This presentation will increase your ability to operate in an all-risk, rapidly developing emergency, where the leader’s intent and appropriate action must be understood. The presentation is geared towards personnel filling command-level fire, law, emergency management, and dispatch roles. CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Marshall Turbeville was born and raised in Sonoma County, entered the fire service when Sonoma County’s “fire season” was three months long. He will coordinate a two-day presentation of Sonoma County command-level first responders involved in Sonoma County wildfires, focusing on lessons learned from, and improvements since 2017. This will be the first time these responders have come together to share their stories.